SEC 2 MOD2 : Native American Healing Traditions

Module 2 Intro

Medicine to Live By

This module speaks to a very few, foundational areas of Native American teachings as I have learned them that are essential for the health and well being of human beings and their behavior in the world. These teachings were shared by Eastern Band Cherokee and Anishnabe Ojibway elders. These teachings are fundamental and profound and are to be shared with everyone.

The 7 Grandfather Teachings


The Cultivation of the Seven Grandfather Teachings (Virtues) of complete Living: 

  • Honesty 
  • Humility
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Generosity
  • Wisdom
  • Love

Addendum corollaries:

  • Forgiveness
  • Humor

Laws of Nature


  • Based on, but not exclusive to the Cherokee
  • Basic explanations for what happens when different forces interact 
  • VISUAL - PDF - Laws of nature - Fire
  • Discussion of the Elements
  • Earth stewardship
  • Only take what you need
  • Take care of your home
  • Everything that lives must die and from death comes new life

Medicine Wheel


  • Disclaimer on the category of “Native American”
  • The 7 Directions of the Medicine Wheel: 
  • 4 Cardinal Directions
  • Above/Below
  • Everything else, Within, Without, In-between
  • Begins in the East

TITLE: Visualization: Dimensions contents: Chris takes us through a simple visualization/meditation exercise.